Gerald Fried is an Oscar and Grammy-nominated, multi-nominated Emmy-winning film and TV composer, playwright, librettist, woodwind performer (jazz and concert), and actor. He co-wrote the Emmy-winning album Roots with Quincy Jones.
Wrote and conducted several hundred film and TV scores including: Stanley Kubrick's first five movies (Paths of Glory, The Killing, etc.); Roots; Roots: The Next Generations; The Bell Jar; One Potato, Two Potato; Napoleon and Josephine; The Mystic Warrior; Birds Do It, Bees Do It; The Cabinet of Caligari; The Second Time Around; Deathwatch; Too Late The Hero; The Killing of Sister George; Gauguin in Tahiti; Moviola; Machine Gun Kelly; etc.
Multiple television series including: Original (Classical) Star Trek series (Honored Dec. 2012 in Hollywood), Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mission Impossible, Ben Casey, Gun Smoke, Gilligan's Island, Riverboat, etc.
Wrote music and libretto for oratorios and plays: Omnia Ad Dei Gloriam, or, Les the Least Straightens the Lord (KCET and Los Angeles Music Festival 1966), Rock of Angels (Santa Fe Pro Musica at the Lensic 2005), The Fourth Floor Jesus, Spirit of Saint Louis, Some Mountains Talk (1993-2001) Morningtime Train: Armory Theater in Santa Fe: 4/2009: Spark, Shmark? at the Greer Garson, 2011.